forum-2014-0477The Centre congratulates FFCMH Centre member Dr Kate Fennell (UniSA) on being awarded a prestigious Churchill Fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. One of the Trust’s aims is to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian society.

Kate was awarded the the Leslie (Les) J. Fleming Churchill Fellowship to investigate sustainable methods of improving the health and well-being of rural cancer survivors.  The fellowship will fund study visits to the USA and Netherlands.

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IMG_1980It’s not November but Movember so don’t forget to donate what ever you can to this phenomenal charity that supports men’s health research here in Australia and around the world.There are a number of options for donation. You can provide a donation directly at http://au.movember.com.

Otherwise you can support a Bro in either of the teams below

Movember generously funds two of the Centre’s prostate cancer research programs

  • Transforming therapy for breast and prostate cancer:  Movember/National Breast Cancer Foundation award See separate blog
  • Movember Revolutionary Team Award for Prostate Cancer Lipid Research  See separate blog

Thank you for supporting Movember that supports us!

 

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The Centre is pleased to announce its summer vacation research scholarship awardees for 2017-18.  Congratulations to the following students. We wish them all the best for their upcoming exams and welcome them to the Centre.

Kira Wysoke  Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (Science), Australian National University
Project: The role of sex hormone binding globulin-lipid interactions in the genesis of prostate cancer
Supervisor: Prof Gary Wittert

Adam Hamilton Bachelor of Mathematical Studies, The University of Adelaide
Project: Hidden mathematics in genitourinary anatomy
Supervisors: Dr Michael O’Callaghan, Dr Thomas Cundy, Prof Tony Roberts, Dr Mark Sparnon

Nikki Harrison Bachelor Marketing and Communications, The University of South Australia
Project: Enhancing on-line recruitment of men to join the menshealth Register – so that men are better represented in research
Supervisor: Dr Camille Short

Olga Pandos BLaw BSci, Year 3, The University of Adelaide
Project: Defining biomarkers of response to novel prostate cancer drugs
Supervisors: A/Prof Lisa Butler, Dr Zeyad Nassar

Remy McGrath Bachelor Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide
Project: Defining biomarkers of response to novel prostate cancer drugs
Supervisors: A/Prof Lisa Butler, Dr Maggie Centenera

Matthew Borg  Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and Biostatistics, The University of Adelaide
Project: Application of Bayesian adaptive designs to e-health
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Vincent

Shihab Siddiquee Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Medicine, Flinders University of SA
Project: Designing an online exercise guidance tool for men with metastatic prostate cancer
Supervisor: Dr Camille Short

Amelia Winters Bachelor of Psychological Science, The University of Adelaide
Project: Men’s understanding of their own fertility
Supervisor: Dr Nicole McPherson

Kate Richards Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, The University of Adelaide
Project: Identifying targets of pro-metastatic miRNA, miRNA-194 in prostate cancer
Supervisor: Dr Luke Selth, Ms Rayzel Fernandes

Adam Vanson Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Project: Identifying heterogenous expression of endosome machinery in prostate cancer tissues
Supervisor: Dr Ian Johnson

Michael Pickering Bachelor of Nursing, Flinders University of SA
Project: Reframing men’s engagement with health services: A no fuss approach for better health outcomes.
Supervisor: Prof Robert Adams

Lisa Jones Bachelor of Health Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Project: Tailored messages for website supporting men with metastatic prostate cancer to participate in exercise.
Supervisor: Dr Camille Short, Dr Cindy Forbes

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The Centre congratulates Dr Zeyad Nassar, FFCMH Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Prostate Cancer Research Group at SAHMRI, on being awarded a Peter Doherty Biomedical Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, Australia).  His project is “Fatty acid elongation: a novel target for prostate cancer treatment” and ties into the Movember/Prostate […]

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Third in our podcast series showcasing young researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health at the University of Adelaide, we hear from Kootsy Canuto, PhD student from the The Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI led by Professor Alex Brown. Running Sheet What you will hear In this podcast “Half sick” & gender-specific GP services.” […]

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In the September edition of MedicineToday, Prof Gary Wittert, Director of the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health translates the research carried out by the Centre over the last 10 years by describing how obesity in men has deleterious effects on sperm health and reproductive and lower urinary tract function, as well as the important implications for chronic […]

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For the first time, the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Movember Foundation have joined forces in an initiative to support research aimed at transforming therapy for breast and prostate cancer.  The Centre congratulates FFCMH’s senior scientific members Prof Wayne Tilley and Dr Luke Selth,and Dr Theresa Hickey (Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, Uni of Adelaide), […]

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Behavioural Scientist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow with the FFCMH, Dr Camille Short, Prof Deborah Turnbull and students Charlotte Gelder, Megan McIntosh and Lena Binnewerg have recently published their research “Examining the accessibility of high quality physical activity behaviour change support freely available online for men with prostate cancer” in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship.  This […]

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The Centre welcomes back Dr Phillip Tully returning from a 5 year post-doctoral research stint in Europe under a NHMRC Neil Hamilton Fairley Clinical Overseas Fellowship.  So what has Phil been up to? From July 2013 to May 2015, Phil was based at Germany’s Freiburg University in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology where he learnt systematic […]

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Second in our podcast series showcasing young researchers from the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health, we hear from Dr Luke Selth who heads up the prostate cancer research program in the Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the University of Adelaide, and who is leading a […]

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